Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit Contest is On

The 3rd Annual Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit Contest, sponsored by, is a celebration of what can grow wrong in the garden.

If you’ve grown a yellow pear tomato with the attributes of an artist’s model like these Sweet Cheeks, a potato that looks like Mickey Mouse (or Mickey Rourke) or a smiling eggplant, we want to see it!

This is the third year for the Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit Contest and we’re expecting to see another entertaining lineup of odd-looking produce.

Last year’s winner was Carrot Pants, grown by MJ Blanchette. Runners-up were Bob Knight’s I Hate When My Tomatoes are Watching Me and Alessandra Marcellan Thor’s Latin Teacher Look Alike. Sweet Potato Bug and Winking Black Krim received honorable mention.

To enter the contest, send a digital photo of your home-grown, crazy-looking produce to by midnight (Mountain time), August 31, 2011. The contest is limited to gardeners in the U.S. and Canada.

The winner will be announced here on September 6 and will receive a special prize package and lasting fame.

By entering the contest you grant permission to use your submitted photos for promotional purposes without compensation.

The Loch Ness Cucumber, grown by Ron S. Doyle, won the first Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit contest in 2009. Runners-up included Pat Dunk’s Who You Calling Ugly tomato, The Claw submitted by Amy Grisak, and Alison Stoven O’Connor’s Ugliest Carrot in the World.

I can’t wait to see what you dig up this year!


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